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CNBC writer looking for lottery players

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Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:10 pm - IP Logged

Just because you view buying a lottery ticket as throwing money down the toilet, doesn't mean everyone else has to go along with YOU and think the same thing only. 

Buying a lottery ticket is an investment in one's future, because of the possibility of winning.

I never said buying a ticket is throwing money down a toilet, but to say it's an investment is ludicrous. Sure there's a possibility. Getting struck by an asteroid is a possibility too. Crazy


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    Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:13 pm - IP Logged

    Im sure a lot of things seem "futile" to YOU only, that's because there is more to life than "math and logic" 

    Or is it "meth and logic" for you only. We can only wonder where your logic comes from. 

    Hopes and dreams are alive and well in the land of LP.

    One thing for sure is making a moron like you understand basic logic and math.

    Maybe I should post pictures. You may understand them better.

    Yeah, keep hoping your investment will pay off. You also better find a potion which will you allow to live a few thousand years. Hit With Stick


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      Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:17 pm - IP Logged

      This is slightly off topic: (but then again, so is most of this thread...)

      I just noticed you quoting several different numbers for percentage of people that won't win a JP:

      0.999% (that's like 1%)

      99.9%

      99.99%

      99.999%

      I'll agree with only the 2nd one, which is also what's in your sig. That's the 0.1% of people that will win "a JP" at minimum like an arbitrary pick5/6 state lotto or scratcher equivalent in their lifetime.

      Winning "the JP" if that would mean a multi-state PB or MM, I'd put that at 0.0001% which is beyond any of your numbers.

      I wrote 0.999% who will win, not the other way around as you wrote in your quote above. Maybe you should read what you write before posting it.


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        Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:18 pm - IP Logged

        I Agree! Funny how many times only can be wrong in a single post when he has been "beating the goat"

        Funy how many times I have to repeat your dumb ass investment strategy from hell. Do you know how much 1+1 equals? Boy, this is gonna take a long time.


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          Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:20 pm - IP Logged

          0.0001%... Ay caramba!  Had to put my thinking cap on with that decimal value- one ten thousandth of a percent... YIKES! 

          That's like trying trying to shoot a flea off a cliff a mile away with a red ryder BB gun... 

          I'll keep trying... but I suppose I'll shoot my eye out while getting struck by lightning first LOL

          Isn't it a great investment? I just wish there were more stocks out in the market with those excellent money making odds. Those dumb brokers huh?


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            Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:23 pm - IP Logged

            Naw...winning ain't that hard. Just keep playing and eventually you'll win!

            The trick is to win before you croak. Gloria barely made it...

            Really? Your statement is a million times more idiotic than the rocket scientist by day and toilet cleaner by night.

            So you're saying that all those hundreds of millions of players will ALL win the JP before they croak?

            Have you taken your medication?


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              Posted: August 10, 2013, 2:53 pm - IP Logged

              Does anyone want to buy stock in this company? I just bought 300,000 shares. They told me I'm gonna be rich in about 20 years. The name of the company is HNB Ice INC.

              Better get in on the ground floor before people find out about this secret investment strategy.

              ice

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                Posted: August 10, 2013, 3:44 pm - IP Logged

                Hello,

                I am a writer with CNBC working on a story on state lotteries. I'm looking for frequent players who can tell me about the impact the lottery has had on their lives--positive or negative.

                Thanks so much,


                Zac Bissonnette

                Well Zac, I think you've found what you need for part of your story: the negative impact of the lottery on people's lives. (for the positive part, see episodes of TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life")

                You can see what the hours and hours spent by onlymoney studying the numbers game, looking for patterns and predictable randomness can do. Arguing with and insulting everyone, long bouts of talking to themselves, a full blown mania brought on by OCD, substance abuse and social isolation. Kind of like Golem...or Amanda Bynes.

                It took 10 pages and 140+ posts (about half by onlymoney) but I think you have what you need. Look forward to seeing his (her?) story on CNBC.


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                  Posted: August 10, 2013, 5:42 pm - IP Logged

                  Well Zac, I think you've found what you need for part of your story: the negative impact of the lottery on people's lives. (for the positive part, see episodes of TLC's "The Lottery Changed My Life")

                  You can see what the hours and hours spent by onlymoney studying the numbers game, looking for patterns and predictable randomness can do. Arguing with and insulting everyone, long bouts of talking to themselves, a full blown mania brought on by OCD, substance abuse and social isolation. Kind of like Golem...or Amanda Bynes.

                  It took 10 pages and 140+ posts (about half by onlymoney) but I think you have what you need. Look forward to seeing his (her?) story on CNBC.

                  He Zac, not only can you write a story about Jon D alone, but a multi-million dollar movie about how Jon really believes that hundreds of millions of lottery players will win a JP within the next 40 years or so. I'd love to the trailer fr that one. Or, you can simply take him to the nearest Institute for the mentaly challenged. I'd do the latter If I were you. Anyone who really believes what he wrote earlier needs help, lots of help. Maybe the rocket scientist and Jon can save money by bundling their entry fee into the asylum.

                  Crazy

                  Who knows, in Jon's mind, everyone on the planet will win the JP if they are determined enough. Now that's some powerful positive thinking there Jon. Thumbs Up

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                    Posted: August 10, 2013, 6:24 pm - IP Logged

                    I Agree! I thought the post was really odd from the beginning. Perhaps Zac thought no one would reply and plans on coming back Monday when he gets back to work and has nothing to do? 

                    Or perhaps Jammy came back to play a little prank on us uneducated lottery players?

                    No Nodi don't think he's coming back


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                      Posted: August 10, 2013, 8:05 pm - IP Logged

                      No Nodi don't think he's coming back

                      Lets keep our fingers crossed that he will return on Monday. Yes Nod


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                        Posted: August 10, 2013, 8:08 pm - IP Logged

                        I play the lottery as an investment, because someone ALWAYS wins.


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                          Posted: August 10, 2013, 8:09 pm - IP Logged

                          Lottery players are winners. 


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                            Posted: August 10, 2013, 8:30 pm - IP Logged

                            True, but quality of life is also important. After a hard day at work i like to settle down and have a drink or two. Not everyone enjoys 100% sobriety. In fact I like smoking weed too. Just like Ozzy Osbourne said.. "Sobriety sucks". And I agree.

                            Nothing worng If you wanna live like a monk, jusy not my forte.

                            I would rather be a MONK than a DRUNK.

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                              I would rather be a MONK than a DRUNK.

                              What is a MONK What? 

                                 
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